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Randy C. Rider joined Jason Hoevelmann's group

Engine House Training, LLC

Midwest training company comprised of owners Jason Hoevelmann, Frank Lispki, Andy Seers, Gary Graf and Dave Konys, all students of the fire service.  Just wanting to share and learn our craft.See More
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Dec 13, 2009
Randy C. Rider joined Chuck Fager's group

Forcible Entry/ Forcible Exit!

All things under the heading Forcible entry/ exit. Tools, methods (which are most effective in your area?) , locks, bars, gates, enclosures (What's new on the buildings?), Bolt patterns on commercial occupancy rear doors, Tips and tricks!
Nov 19, 2009
Randy C. Rider joined Nate Brown's group

Tools and Equipment

Reviews of Fire Service tools and equipment. Please justify your approval or disapproval of a tool or equipment.
Nov 19, 2009
Randy C. Rider joined Brandon Barney's group

Engine Company Ops

This Group will cover operations at the engine company level. Ideas will be viewed and commented on to build the better Engine Company.See More
Nov 19, 2009
Randy C. Rider joined John Salka's group


This group will promote discussion and debate about the many functions, personalities, tactics, training and policies of the FDNY. Whether you are a member of the FDNY or another company or department, you should find some of these issues interesting
Nov 19, 2009
Randy C. Rider joined Chuck Fager's group

Tommy Truck

Looking for personal experiences/stories of how Tom Brennan inspired, lead, or taught you about firefighting. From Random Thoughts, to war stories of the hey day in Brooklyn's Nut House, to growing up in his household.
Nov 19, 2009

Profile Information

Lives in:
Tonawanda, New York
Sheridan Park Fire Department
Training Officer, Past Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Professional Qualifications:
Numerous county,state,federal certifications.
Topics you provide training for:
Engine & Truck Ops, F.A.S.T., Extrication etc.
Areas of expertise:
Is anyone an expert? I'm a student
My name is Randy Rider, I am a fourth generation firefighter in my 13th year at my fire department. I just completed my term as chief of the department and I now serve as training officer. I also serve as a Fire Instructor for Erie County. I joined this page because I am passionate about firefighting. I believe in the brotherhood of firefighters, a brother is a brother no matter what! It isn't just a saying it's a way of life.
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At 3:58pm on November 5, 2008, Peter F. Kertzie said…
I appreciate the congrtats. Thanks.
At 12:42am on September 16, 2008, Britt Copano said…
I had a question for you, I am a College student in a Fire Hazmat class and I was wondering if you could tell me one or two simple things that have changed with the NY Fire Dept since Sept 11th with Hazmat training and/or response? Thank you it is MUCH appreciated!
At 10:20pm on April 18, 2008, John P. Buttino said…
Hi Chief Great to see you here as well. This is a great source for all local and national responders
At 10:15pm on April 18, 2008, Todd McKee said…
What are your thoughts regarding HAzMat?
At 3:56pm on April 1, 2008, Mark Butler said…

Great to see you here!

At 9:54pm on March 31, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
we could use your input in our Tactical Building Blocks group. We are on the side under featured groups.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
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